Wole Abu
CEO, Pan African Towers

Speaker Profile

Wole Abu is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pan African Towers (PAT).

Prior to his appointment at Pan African Towers, Abu served as the Vice President of Sales at Airtel Nigeria, where he also held several senior management roles in the Human Resources, Engineering, Operations, Finance, Legal, and Marketing departments respectively.

This polyfocal blend of functional skills makes Abu a very experienced leader in the telecoms sector. Abu, in his storied career, has also managed across startups and mature companies, leading these businesses into periods of massive and rapid growth through new business service rollouts; while driving positive change in the respective companies.

Throughout his career, Abu has sought to establish global best practices, as well as, provide new business opportunities for clients; results that have moulded Abu into a world-class executive leader, comfortable in the boardroom, classroom, and business marketplace.

His goal, as the CEO of Pan African Towers, is to take the company to a global leadership position over the next four years.

Abu’s natural talent in fine arts and literature, is well balanced with an Engineering degree and an MBA from the Lagos Business School, thus expanding his ability to communicate with commercial and technical audiences. Abu is passionate about the process of turning ideas into reality and feels most fulfilled when design becomes successful operations.

Abu is a member of the Project Management Institute and volunteers regularly for causes that protect families and empowers communities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with Honors from the University of Benin, an MBA from Lagos Business School, and a master’s degree in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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